Friday, 26 February 2016

A Pause for Presence

A Pause for Presence

"The rush and pressure of modern life … [allowing] oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything … .  neutralizes our work for peace … our own inner capacity for peace … the fruitfulness of our own work.” (Thomas Merton)

This one day workshop explores how to step outside of this pressured way of living, to pause in the present moment, and to move from “doing” to “being.”  It will bring together embodied meditation, movement, and sensation awareness with principles of mindfulness and teachings on the pause from different faith traditions.  It is open to people of any or no faith affiliation. 

Where: Royston Community Hall, Old Island Highway – wheelchair accessible

When: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10 am - 5pm.
Cost: $25 to $50 sliding scale

Bring own lunch or coffee shop next door. Light refreshments provided.
Plan to spend the lunch hour in a contemplative or reflective way.

PRE-REGISTRATION with a deposit of $20 is required by April 16th. Contact Wendy McNiven at / 250-338-3307 or Denise Nadeau at

Wendy McNiven ( MDiv, MEd), is a Unitarian minister, teacher, facilitator, meditator and certified counsellor.

Denise Nadeau (MDiv, DMin) is a dance-movement therapist, spiritual companion, and educator whose work in the past twenty years has combined expressive arts with spiritual practice in the recovery of the sacredness of the body.

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